January 18, 2021

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  • OUTLOOK
  • Monday
  • 20 June, 2005
Chennai Crooner

He was born in Chennai, has fond memories of it and answers to the name Engelbert Humperdinck. The famous singer is in India on a three-city tour. At his first performance in Delhi, he mesmerised his audience with his evergreen songs of love and longing. He sang his famous songs like Release me and There Goes My Everything with the audience—most of them with grey hair—singing along with him. When asked about Chennai, he said, he wished he could get a chance to perform there.

A Dancing CBM

Neha Dhupia is going places. After Pakistan’s Meera cast a spell on Indian audiences, it is Neha’s turn to storm Lollywood. The lissome actress will be seen in an item number in a Javed Raza film—Kabhi Pyar Na Karna. Raza’s first choice was Malaika Arora, but date problems made that difficult. Malaika’s loss, Neha’s gain.

Dressed To Kill

She’s got the shape alright—and the attitude. And that’s what it takes to take revenge on your ex-boyfriend if you are Meghna Naidu. Before you reach any conclusions, the Kaliyon Ka Chaman girl is doing this in a film titled Mashooka in which she plays the role of a jilted lover who gets obsessed about winning her man back. Tread carefully guys, there’s danger ahead.

Laying It On The Table

He’s an actor and a restaurateur and a busy man. For Sunil Shetty is not just acting in a slew of soon-to-be-released films, he is also planning to open a restaurant in the capital. He was recently seen in Delhi encouraging scores of youngsters vying to be MTV’s roadies and hunting for prospective places to locate the restaurant. But when is the restaurant going to be opened? “By the end of the year,” is all he’ll say about the tie-up with another Mumbai restaurateur.

A Doll Named Lalooji

When Barbie and Ken meet Lalooji, they vacate the toyshop shelves. Lalooji—a chubby, mop-haired doll—is Union railways minister Laloo Prasad Yadav’s take on Toy Story. Launched by Speed Age—a Mumbai-based company— the Rs 144 doll has become one of the most-wanted items with children in Bihar. And what does the minister himself think of it? In his own words, “The people of our country and our future, the little children, have seen me and now want to take me home. They play with me, some of them even maul and hit me.”

Elsewhere

Singer Rod Stewart has filed for divorce from his estranged wife Rachel Hunter prior to his wedding to his fiancee Penny Lancaster later this year. While Rod cited irreconcilable difference in his divorce papers, friends said Rachel was ‘stunned’.

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